Chapter Fifteen: Adding Illumination

Image

We use a number of tools to manipulate and capture light; that is the essence of photography. The challenge is primarily in being able to identify the important components of light, roughly quantify them, and then manage them to contribute to the final image. Studio shooting offers a (generally) consistent environment, so spending initial time there evaluating the lighting and adapting it is much more feasible and simple than in the situations encountered by photojournalists, sports photographers, or birthday-party photographers.

Characteristics of Light

Amount

There are simply too many ways to express this ...

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